Raising money for your startup doesn’t have to be an impenetrable mystery, like whether your fridge light stays on when you shut the door. Every week, I meet people who still haven’t figured it out. In this article, I’ve shared some common mistakes I stop people from making. The fridge light turns off. Next topic, Keep Reading ..
Kalanick’s world melted with one blog post by Susan Fowler. A detailed, dispassionate 2,910-word account by an ex-Uber engineer opened a can of worms for Uber and brought forward the misogynistic culture of the $68b company. “When I reported the situation, I was told by both HR and upper management that even though this was Keep Reading ..
Originally published on Startups.co *** In June 2013, I met the CEO of a data analytics startup here in the Bay Area. They had raised many millions already and I was on a mission to pitch them our services. However, as I stepped into their foyer, I was already filled with questions. This was a Keep Reading ..
Who is Sandeep Shroff? CEO and co-founder of myStartUpCFO Sandeep Shroff is making a name for himself and his startup… and, as you can see, it’s all in the name! myStartUpCFO essentially provides small businesses with on-demand full-stack CFO support. We all know that in the early stages of starting a business, there is so Keep Reading ..
After speaking with hundreds of CEOs, I realized that burn rate isn’t as Startup101 as I had thought. There are still a lot of things that founders understand incorrectly when it comes to being a #BurnRateZombie. But before we get into it… Let’s take a pop quiz! Once upon a time, there was a CEO Keep Reading ..
India’s Taxi Wars will make a great movie one day. The good guys, however, don’t always win. Sometimes they die before the movie climaxes. Today, the leaders in India’s taxi wars are Uber and Ola. It wasn’t always so. There was another, a more scrappy competitor in the early days. It’s 2015, Uber had been Keep Reading ..
When I was out on lunch with the CEO of an early-stage SaaS startup, I asked him how his company was doing. Quite well, I was told. The revenue is growing month on month, we have enough money in the bank, and the employees are happy. Life’s good. Always a data-oriented guy, I asked him Keep Reading ..
There is one thing that I tell every client and employee I work with. Bad information can kill you. Think I’m exaggerating? Ask the guys who blindly followed Apple Maps in Australia and landed in death traps – stranded in the middle of nowhere for up to 24 hours. And when bad information comes from Keep Reading ..
How’s your new business coming along? Good? Why do you say that? Probably because as rational human beings, we intuitively use ratios to measure things. Businesses tend to operate the same way. You look at your numbers and see that your company is adding 2x new clients every month. Would you think your company is Keep Reading ..
Last night, I was sifting through my inbox, when I noticed a pattern. Mail 5: CEO of a $1m seed funded company informing me that they’re shutting down shop since neither the Series A nor the bridge loan came through. Mail 67: Another seed-funded company planning to wrap up operations at the end of the Keep Reading ..